FAIR HAVEN – The Knollwood School girls softball team enjoyed a standout season, making it all the way on June 2 to the championship game against Tinton Falls
The team’s only losses were to Tinton Falls, once during the regular season and again in the championship game in which they were the lower seed but still fought hard.
“We had a phenomenal season, and it was extremely exciting,” said coach Christina Jarosinski, who is a sixth-grade literacy teacher at the school. “All of the players were fantastic, and I will be very sorry to say goodbye to the eighth-grade girls who are leaving us.”
The eighth-grade players who will graduate from Knollwood School this year are catcher Ellie Gibney, first-base player Julia Hearn, and second-base player Katelyn Lucci.
Also on the roster for the Knollwood Knights softball team are Alina Arko, Jane Banahan, Sarah Finley, Kirstin Felsmann, Jeannie Gagliano, Jackie Hanson, Dana Liberi, Erin McKay, Amanda Merton, Maggie Ryan, Julia Tambaro and Gillian Thorp.
Season highlights for the team include placing first in the North Division of the Coastal Intermediate Softball League, as well as being named runners-up in the Coastal Intermediate Softball League.
“The girls had a fantastic season,” Knollwood School Principal Kevin Davis said. “Led by Ms. J., they had a tremendous amount of energy and enthusiasm and were a lot of fun to watch!”